Explore Scientific Triplet ED APO 80mm f/6 Refractor Telescope Alu Essential
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365Astronomy brings you the Explore Scientific ED APO 80mm f/6 Essential - part of the Explore Scientific Essential series. These are "bare bones" versions of the Explore Scientific Apos - they still have the exquisite optics of the original triplets, including Japanese Hoya FCD1 Dense Fluorcrown and Explore's Special EMD™ enhanced multi-layer coatings on every optical surface for the utmost in colour-free performance and still have the high strength aluminium tubes, internal baffling systems and hyper-blackened edges for the ultimate in contrast. The Essential Series Triplets leave it up to you to provide Finders and other accessories - passing on the savings to you as a result.
These are extremely popular amongst those who already owned a telescope before and either already posses those accessories or don't need them at all, i.e. if the telescope will be used purely for astro photography on a GOTO mount, a guider-finder scope with a guide camera might replace the usual finderscope...
The Explore Scientific ED APO 80mm f/6 Essential comes with a Vixen/Synta style Dovetail mount with 360-degree rotational ring (for perfect framing of images), Explore Scientific finder shoe (please note no finder or finder cradle is included, but are available to buy separately on this website) and importantly for Astrophotography and Visual use, two extension tubes (pictured left) which deliver the perfect focus spacings for all manner of cameras, eyepieces and diagonals. Most importantly, the Explore Scientific ED APO 80mm f/6 Essential features the new Explore hybrid Crayford/low-profile rack and pinion focuser with 10:1 reduction dual speed controls and heavy duty dual locking bolts.
For those with larger format imagers, we recommend the dedicated Explore Scientific Field Flattener - please note the Epxlore Scientific 0.7x Focal reducer corrector will not work with the f/6 80mm Explore Apo range. In order to focally reduce this telescope, we recommend the TeleVue TRF2008 Field Flattener and Focal Reducer.
Specifications of the Explore Scientific Triplet ED APO 80mm f/6 Refractor Telescope
Focal length: 480mm
Max recommended magnification: 160x
Angular resolution: 1.6 arc seconds
Rack-and-Pinion Focuser with 10:1 reduction
Eyepiece barrel diameter: 2" / 50.8mm
Rotatable 44mm (Vixen-style) dovetail bar
Tube material: aluminium
True image field with full frame sensor (24x36mm): 2.9 x 4.3 degrees
Net weight 2.7kg